Why vacationing is bad for our health!
Vacationing might be bad for our health this year, but that doesn’t mean we are going to stop doing it. So, we had to cut it short this year and miss BlogHer ’14 and a few other fun things (yeah I wasn’t very happy about that.)
Every year we take a vacation. Well, sometimes it’s not really a vacation, it’s mainly to go and visit my mom and grandkids. It usually involves some kind of work when we get to our destination.
We actually had to cut our Summer Travel Adventure ’14 short this year thanks to a fractured arm and a almost broken foot. It started with my husband when he fell down 2 stairs. He somehow landed with his foot bent up underneath him. He had a huge bump and swelling on the top of his foot and couldn’t bend it at all, let alone get a shoe on. The Dr. said it wasn’t broke, but you’d swear by the way he was carrying on that it was. (but that’s a guy for you.)
He actually still can’t bend his foot and his big toe is still a little swollen, but they did say could be upwards of 8 weeks before it was back to normal. (hopefully it’s soon).
Then it was my turn. We spent the night in the haunted Lemp Mansion and while we were ghost hunting in the wee hours of the morning, a ghost pushed me and I fell. Not really, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. lol There was a little step about 2 inches high between the foyer and the dining room, my husband stumbled over it going in and I unfortunately tripped on it coming out.
I went flying and must have landed on my arm. Besides the camera hitting the floor and putting a nice black and blue on my ribs, I also somehow cut my wrist. See, I told you it was the ghost. I didn’t realize my wrist was cut and bleeding until about an hour later. We had no idea whatsoever how that happened because I slid across the rug and had brush burned knees. It actually looked like a straight across cut.
When I got up, I was able to bend my arm but once I fell asleep (for about an hour, because after all we were in a haunted house) I couldn’t bend it at all in the morning. We got up and drove 6 hours to Kansas City, picked up a birthday cake and some cupcakes for my granddaughter’s birthday and drove another 3 hours holding it on my lap. Yeah, that was fun.
Finally arrived and dropped off the cake, went to dinner and then finally went to ER. First they said it wasn’t broke, but when they saw that I couldn’t move it at all, they sent the x-rays down to someone else and came back with….yeah, it needs to be cast! Well, there goes our trip!
Since they didn’t do casting there, they put me in a temporary cast until I could see the Dr. the following Wed. And as the old saying goes…the rest is history!
It might have cut our trip short this year, but it’s not going to stop us next time.